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Thursday, 16 August 2012
Page: 5645

Senator LUNDY (Australian Capital TerritoryMinister Assisting for Industry and Innovation, Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Minister for Sport) (18:27): To go back to the second point, or maybe it was the first, in your question in relation to documents as presented in parliament. Of course the minister will have the political consideration of bringing forward a package in order to secure designation of an offshore processing country. I think the concerns about that part of the process are unreasonable, and the openness and scrutiny that will be provided through the parliamentary process would be adequate protection for the concerns that you raise.